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Abner is a four-month-old baby boy from Guatemala who needs $1,162 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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June 9, 2017

Abner is a four-month-old baby boy from Guatemala’s rural highlands. While his father works as a day laborer, his mother stays at home to take care of the family and sell hand-woven textiles. Abner is the fifth child in his family. Because Abner’s mother cannot produce breastmilk, Abner is already malnourished.

Underweight and small for his age, Abner often cries from hunger. His mother can only afford warm sugar water to soothe him, however this diet has dangerous implications for Abner’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances that can cause seizures and compromise brain development.

To help his condition, Abner requires a formal nutrition plan, which he is scheduled to receive on June 9. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,162 to fund formula, nutrient supplements, and health education for Abner’s mother that will teach her how to provide a nutritious, inexpensive diet for her son and monitor Abner’s health.

With this treatment, Abner’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

Abner is a four-month-old baby boy from Guatemala's rural highlands. While his father works as a day laborer, his mother stays at home to ta...

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Abner's Timeline

  • June 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abner was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abner's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abner received treatment at Clinic Miller.

  • July 26, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Abner's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Abner is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,162 for Abner's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$55
Other
$272

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